The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for September 18/19, 2010
(Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.)
New York’s First Super-Sustainable House Nears Completion!
New York’s first passive home, the Hudson Passive Project, is to be completed in Claverack by the end of September. Columbia County will be welcoming architect Dennis Wedlick’s home that embodies today’s highest standards for smart energy use and conservation.
The house was developed with research support from New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Levy Partnership, with land provided by Sciame Development and construction funded by Bill Stratton Building Company.
The house’s energy savings are achieved through design techniques such as insulation, strategically placed windows and shortened wiring and plumbing. It is so efficiently constructed that it does not even need clean-energy generators.
Get a closer look at the house through Gabel Real Estate. Their website also has some good information on the Passive Hudson Project and what homeowners can do to make their homes more efficient.